anonymous
  • anonymous
Mary is standing in a boat off the shore of a lighthouse. The angle of elevation from the boat to the lighthouse, which is located at sea level, is 32 degrees. if the lighthouse has a height of 1500 ft above sea level, determine the distance from the bottom of the lighthouse to the boat. [round answers to nearest tenths]
Precalculus
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
dangit i forgot the equation to solve this.. I think it's a proportion
anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1378475721148:dw| let x be the distance from the ship to the lighthouse, applying tangent tan32° = 150 m/x , x= 150m/(tan32) = 240.0m

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